Arestocrat virus Removal Guide

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Arestocrat virus is associated with ransomware or hostageware which dramatically alters the settings of an infected computer. The user cannot access the desktop and perform any other functions as the infection disables access to the system by displaying a full-screen warning that bears the logo a law enforcement institution. It has been observed that the warning “Arestocrat” appears soon after the Windows starts and while the user is still able to open the Start menu. Once you find that the compute is afflicted by Arestocrat virus, do not wait and take immediate actions to remove it from the computer.

It is very likely that the institution which is presented in the full-screen warning will be the Department of Justice of the United States. If the warning states that you have violated the law of the USA, and that you are charged with the use of pornography and copyrighted material, ignore the warning as it was created by cyber criminals that might be related to earlier ransomware attacks.

Additionally, in order to unlock the computer, the user is supposed to pay a fine. If Arestocrat Virus presents the Department of Justice (DOJ), the odds are that you are expected to pay 300 USD via MoneyPak. Other computer infections similar to Arestocrat virus require that the user make a payment via Ukash or Paysafecard; or rather enter the code of a Ukash or Paysafecard voucher so that the crooks behind the infection can withdraw the money.

Ignore the falsified accusations and remove Arestocrat virus as soon as you can. Do not think about paying the ransom money as there is no guarantee that your computer will be unlocked. It does not matter whether the warning bears the emblem of FBI, Spamhaus, European Cybercrime Centre or any other legal institution; none of them is related to the production of the warning that they are presented in.

In order to remove Arestocrat virus, use SpyHunter as this spyware removal tool can help you delete the infection and protect the system against other computer infections.

Arestocrat virus removal

Windows XP

  1. Restart the computer.
  2. Once the BIOS startup screen loads, start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Using the up/down arrow keys, select the Safe Mode with Networking option.
  4. Press Enter.
  5. On the dialog box, click Yes.
  6. Open the Start menu.
  7. Launch Run.
  8. Type msconfig and click OK or press Enter.
  9. Open the Startup tab and click Disable All.
  10. Click Apply.
  11. Download SpyHunter.
  12. Restart the computer.
  13. Install the application.

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Reboot the computer.
  2. Wait for the BIOS startup screen to load and start tapping the F8 key.
  3. Select the Safe Mode with Networking option using the up/down arrow keys.
  4. Go to http://www.411-spyware.com/download-sph and download SpyHunter.
  5. Install the application and run a system scan.

Windows 8

  1. Press the Windows key to access the Start menu.
  2. Click the Internet Explorer tile.
  3. Type http://www.411-spyware.com/download-sph and download our recommended tool.
  4. Install the program and remove Arestocrat virus.
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